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9-12
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Fayetteville, NC
Students enrolled: 1,268

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2301 Fort Bragg Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303

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(910) 484-1151
(910) 484-7203
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October 19, 2014
Academically Terry Sanford is a good school. I had three children attend this school and they were not really treated fairly. The only way to be treated fairly is if you grew up in Fayetteville your entire life and had family members who previously went to that school. If you are military and are new to that school then don't plan on your child getting any playing time in the sports there. It doesn't matter how good at a sport they may be. I would recommend looking into another school that are equally good academically and treat everyone as equals in the athletic department. If I had it to do all over again I would not send my children to that school and put them through the humility they felt and the mistreatment I feel they received. Thankfully I don't live there anymore and will not have to worry about it any longer.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2014
I attended Terry Sanford for both my freshman and sophomore years and am overjoyed to leave this school. Here are a few reasons why I believe that this school is below average. 1. Most of the staff in the front of the school are not friendly or helpful, especially the counseling department. I made an appointment to change my schedule a week in advance but had to wait half an hour while the counselors were joking around in the back. When I finally saw my counselor she tried to wave me off for another few days. Do not expect the majority of the staff in the main office or counseling office to be polite and helpful unless you have some sort of standing within the school or if your family has some standing within the community. 2. The Global Studies program that the school is known for is not as good as it is made out to be. The administration is very inconsistent about its policies. It has a strict only honors classes policy but some students manage to take basic classes. This all comes back to the favoritism and your social standing. 3. Some of the teachers just refuse to teach. Honors English 1 is a joke. 4. It is not military friendly. I do not recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
August 12, 2013
Terry Sanford is one of the better High Schools in Cumberland County. Lots of academic competition and the colleges know it has a solid curriculum. Current principle has pulled school together nicely.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2013
I attended FTS my sophomore year and at the beginning of my junior year. I definitely agree with previous posts that state that kids should watch what they bring to school and behave. The principal who was at FTS during my time had no clue what she was doing. Things got so out of hand. Students constantly engaged in altercations with other students/teachers. At the beginning of my junior year the school got so bad that she quit. Great programs, but the school is a MESS and I am glad to be at one of the better county schools.

- submitted by a student
November 17, 2012
Both of my children are new students this year...one in 11th grade and one in 9th grade. There were some transition issues with moving between schools from another state with different requirements. The grading system at FTS is different (requires higher numberical score for letter grades). Both students are in global studies which seems to be an excellent program. The leadership at the school appears to be good. Time will tell about the overall quality of the education that they are receiving

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2012
I have made the worst decision by going to this highschool it is the worst the teacher dont care(some of them)the students do whatever they want they curse back at teacher.This school is out off control i would never recomend this school o anyone

- submitted by a student
November 22, 2011
good , school . there organization is a little off , but other then that . good high school (:

- submitted by a student
August 12, 2010
This is a great school. It is under new administration and things are looking up. The college prep is great. It meets the needs of all students. Great Ex. Curr. activities also. This is an A+ school. Very diverse school with excellent teachers.

- submitted by a community member
July 19, 2010
I would recommend this school for anyone, and its a plus for students interested in the global studies program, its amazing. It really prepared me for college. The teachers were great! I could always count on them for support! I miss this school already!

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October 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
My son has started his 1st school year here at Terry Sanford High School. So far the teachers have been great with helping him with his struggles. He loves the extra curricular activitys and I love that he is being active in the things he injoys with the many choices. I'm overal happy with my desition in sending him here!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
Excellent school, the global studies program does a great job preparing students for college

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
My entire family went there, and now our daughter goes there. It is an excelent school

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September 14, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 03, 2009
The principal is rude and i dont like the faculty

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August 18, 2009
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June 12, 2009
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September 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2008
A great school in history but not now. SAT dropped 86 since 2006.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2008
Terry Sanford overall is a great school, with a wonderful selection of academic options but has a growing problem with the staff and adminstration which has made it unsatisfactory. The principal at the current time has no idea what she is doing.

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May 29, 2008
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April 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2007
terry sanford is a great school in education, by means dont get me wrong, but somebody needs to do something about what students bring to school.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2007
I'm an alumnus of FTS. Overall I think the school is great for academics and extracurricular activities, there are some social issues that need to be addressed.

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August 02, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 03, 2006
I'm a 10th grader here at Terry Sanford I like the school and all but the rules are to strict.... they don't take the time to listen to you. If they took the time to listen to student and get their view they would know.

- submitted by a student
December 16, 2005
I'm a junior at Terry Sanford High School and although it has its high point, such as the aggressive class loads made available and the involvement of some teachers in the students lives there are also many low points. While I do not agree that the school is segregated, I will say that there are many racial divisions. All in all the school is okay, but its a shame that there are students who may be passed over for punishment because they have favor in the eyes of administrators, whether it be for the fact that they are friends or family of the administration or their economic status in the community.

- submitted by a student
October 05, 2005
I think that Terry Sandford is an excellent school that excells in both academics and athletics. Terry Sandford has some of the highest test scores in the state. Many parents wish that their child could attend the school. The school does have 'Global Studies' which is an excellent program. I would highly recomend that any student go to Terry Sandford. Note: To say that the principle of Terry Sandford is segragative is a ridiculous comment and I am amazed that someone would say something like that about a principle who has really turned Terry Sandford into a better school.

- submitted by a student
July 14, 2005
I'm a rising sophomore at Terry Sanford and I love it! My brother granduated from FTS in 2001 and I couldn't wait to follow the tradition. There are so many fantastic people here, it takes no time at all to find friends and people to hang around with. The teachers here are the best. Last year was the first year in three years where I didn't have to have a math tutor. My final grade for geometry was a 98. All of my other teachers also really cared about me and how I was doing, it was great. The sports at FTS are great. The only complaint I had was that they didn't pay enough attention to swimming. The lcubs at FTs are also great. There are so many to choose from. I can't wait to go back to school!

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July 06, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
May 29, 2005
This school is absolutely, without a doubt, the best school in Cumberland County. They have excellent teachers such as Johnathen Lambert that make the education process enjoyable for my daughter. The principle is a sincire, caring and intelligent man. I also believe that the sports programs are supported greatly by the parents and staff. Yet, the important thing that most schools seem to take for granted is academics over athletics. At Terry Sanford, that is still a prority and enforced.

- submitted by a student
May 27, 2005
Terry Sanford is overall a very good school. To say that their is segregation due to the teachers is very ignorant. The only segregation in place at Terry Sanford is due to the students choosing to be that way. Many students in Terry Sanford are very rude and obnoxious to the other students and they don't like to move out of their comfort zone to meet new people. However, like I said Terry Sanford is a very good school, probably the best in the county. Students at Terry Sanford always have the opportunity to excel and do well in life if they choose to apply themselves. Sadly, many students at Terry Sanford are given what they are needed to succeed, they just choose not to take it and 'run with it.'

- submitted by a student
May 27, 2005
I go to this school and I like it. The classes are challenging and most teachers will assist you if you need help. The principal is a good guy, and many extracurricular activities are available to students. FTS is the best academic school in the county, and overall it is very good.

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January 31, 2005
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August 16, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
June 30, 2004
Principal is a wonderful man who cares about his students. Without a doubt, the best school in the county. The implementation of Global Studies has made it even better.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2004
The faculty of this school are very caring and work to help every child succeed. It continually recieves the highest scores in the county on standardized tests. The overwhelming majority of students go on to post secondary institutions and its Global Studies program is highly esteemed in the region. Terry Sanford maintains a quality school environment that provides a rigorous academic program and offers many extracurricular opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2003
If stereotyping, targeting and discrimination meets your criteria for good education then this is your school. Maybe after all the complaints we made to the board of education has brought about change but with the same administration personnel in place we very seriously doubt it. If you have a problem like this with Terry Sanford please go to the board and make them aware of what is going on. If it happened to us then it can happen to you.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Principal not supportive of nontraditional athletes. Very difficult to talk with noncomprimising with situations. Generally autocratic. Looking for new school for my child due to the principal.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2003
This school offers Global Studies Curriculum in a 'school within a school.' Three Morehead winners in two years. Principal is caring and disciplined.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
FTS has the ability to be one of the best schools in the state, but it is extremely over-crowded and it has little room to expand because it is located on a plot of land in an area of town where land is expensive. It is a typical 'Catch 22' in that people tend to chose this area of town because of the school.

- submitted by a parent
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Terry Sanford High
2301 Fort Bragg Road, Fayetteville, NC  28303
(910) 484-1151
Last modified Terry Sanford High is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Terry Sanford High Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top